[theme-reviewers] Theme isn't child friendly

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 15:12:18 UTC 2013

Those guidelines look fine.
I like the idea of how a "basic" Child-Theme is spelled out, and I think
you covered the use of the the `template` versus `stylesheet` usage.

Edward Caissie
aka Cais.

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:

> I've taken a first-pass stab at Child Theme support guidelines. Please
> note that these are indicated as DRAFT ONLY, for the purpose of discussion:
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Child_Theme_Support
> Please take a look. Feedback welcome.
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>wrote:
>> Support for Child Themes is certainly recommended. I would be in favor of
>> making Child Theme-friendliness required for repository-hosted Themes, but
>> it would be something to put up for discussion first.
>> I can't think of any reason *not* to require proper use of
>> get_template_directory_uri() vs get_stylesheet_directory_uri(), in order to
>> facilitate Child Theme-friendliness. But, others may think differently.
>> Shall I start a discussion over on Make/Themes?
>> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM, esmi at quirm dot net <esmi at quirm.net>wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Just wondered if you had any comments on <http://wordpress.org/support/*
>>> *topic/not-getting-help-from-a-**theme-developer<http://wordpress.org/support/topic/not-getting-help-from-a-theme-developer>
>>> >
>>> Not so much the lack of support complaint. More the fact that the theme
>>> cannot be child-themed because of an over-use of
>>> get_stylesheet_directory_uri() instead of get_template_directory_uri() in a
>>> few places. Seems a pity that a nice theme is "spoilt" by this oversight.
>>> Given that there is a big push in the support forums to stop people editing
>>> themes in favour of using custom css plugins or child themes, should
>>> support for child themes be recommended? If not even mandatory?
>>> Mel
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